Almost Home, the book


Paulie’s childhood in Alaska was filled with domestic violence, alcoholism, abandonment, and emotional abuse from his adoptive parents.

“I am not a bad person. I really don’t deserve to get beat up all the time… I think I have some good qualities.”



Muriel from Vancouver was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, became addicted to drugs, and worked as a prostitute before finding her way to Covenant House.

“I’m really lost. I want to get my life back, get back into school and do something, rather than travel around with a suitcase.”

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